We’re all familiar with the seemingly impossible task of choosing a toothbrush. If you’ve strolled down the toothbrush aisle at the your favorite store recently, you’ve probably noticed that they have hundreds of toothbrush options for you to choose from.

So, how are you to decide? Never fear, we’ve put together a list of 5 quick n’ easy tips for selecting the perfect toothbrush.

4 Great Tips

1. Bristles – choose soft nylon bristles to minimize potential damage to your gums even after vigorous brushing. To further minimize the risk of damage to fragile oral tissues, look for a toothbrush that has rounded bristles.

2. Brush Head – Choose a brush head that is small enough to reach the furthest annals of your mouth. It may take a little bit longer to brush your teeth with a smaller brush head, but your mouth will thank you.

3. ADA Seal – It’s a good idea to narrow down your options to only those toothbrushes that are stamped with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval. The ADA Seal ensures that your toothbrush has undergone rigorous quality control tests for cleaning effectiveness and safety.

4. Handle – Just because a toothbrush handle is “pretty and bright” doesn’t mean that it’s the most effective. Instead, choose the toothbrush with the handle that feels the most comfortable to grip. You may also want to look specifically for “non-slip” varieties.

Final Thoughts

These four tips will make your next toothbrush-buying experience quick n’ easy. No more getting frustrated in the toothbrush aisle, and your pearly whites will thank you.

Your Tips

Do you have tips for selecting a toothbrush that you would add to the list? Please leave them in a comment below.

Cory Kemp is the founder and chief editor of DentalPlanCards.com. He's committed to providing consumers with helpful tips for saving money at the dentist. Follow me on Google +